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Mușat & Asociații

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Chairman & Managing Partner: Gheorghe Muşat
Deputy Managing Partners: Paul Buta, Iulian Popescu, Răzvan Stoicescu
Senior Partner: Gheorghe Buta
Number of partners: 16 Number of lawyers: 100 +
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Romanian

Firm Overview:
Muşat & Asociaţii is a leading, full-service Romanian law firm, advising leading national and international companies alike, as well as governmental authorities and agencies, financial institutions and investment funds. Over 2,500 high-profile clients benefit from top notch legal expertise and extensive resources, provided via 16 partners and over 100 dedicated attorneys. Muşat & Asociaţii is a pioneer in the business law industry and one of the first established law firms in the country, tracing its history back 30 years.

Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatisation
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Energy & Natural Resources
Environment
Capital Markets & Securities
Real Estate & Construction
Telecom, IT & Media
Competition & Antitrust
Intellectual Property
Labour & Employee Benefits
Infrastructure & PPP/Public Procurement
Taxation
Healthcare & Pharma
Litigation & Arbitration
White Collar Crime
Restructuring & Insolvency
Shipping, Aviation & Transport Law

Corporate/M&A:
■ One of the largest pharmaceutical parallel export company in Romania on the EUR multimillion acquisition of the largest Romanian pharma distribution company
■ Damen Shipyards Group on the EUR 500m acquisition of Mangalia shipyards
■ SCB Finance Deutschland on the purchase of 100% participating interests in a local financial solutions company
■ Wellbore Integrity Solutions on the acquisition of the Schlumberger business in Romania, part of a transaction spanning over 25 jurisdictions, valued at over $ 400m
■ A&S international on the partial sale of the Pasteur Institute, the first producer of veterinary immunological preparations in Romania Key Clients: Amazon, Google, Facebook, Damen Shipyards, Emerson, Dell, Nokia, Penta Investments, Premier Capital, Universal Music Group
Contact: Gheorghe Mușat, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■ EBRD on a multimillion facility granted to TeraPlast Group, for the implementation of the group's projects in CEE
■ HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Northern Trust, The Bank of New York Mellon (members of the Global Custodian Association) on the custody of moneys and securities in Romania, risks, and insolvency of Romanian custodians
■ JP Morgan on a several hundred million Euro financing through bilateral and capital markets instruments, between, among others, J.P. Morgan Securities plc as arranger and bookrunner and the Pepkor group (as borrower)
■ Goldman Sachs on the Romanian securities law and structured securities programmes to be implemented in Romania, as well as to reverse solicitation matters
Key Clients: EBRD, PPF Banka, Unicredit, Citi, Raiffeisen, BRD Societe Generale, Ciech S.A., European Investment Fund, Barclays PLC, Nokia, Alcatel- Lucent, Novares, Alior Bank, Apple, Google Cloud Platforms, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Romanian National Railway Company in two highstake international commercial arbitration under the ICC Rules regarding two of the largest infrastructure projects in Romania estimated at EUR 885m
■ An important local construction and engineering company in a high-stake preliminary ruling before the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding the interpretation of article 57 (4) letter g) of the Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement – “significant or persistent deficiencies”, as grounds for exclusion
Key Clients: FirstBank, Kaufland, Enel, Thyssen Krupp, Roche, Abbott, Oracle, Eli Lilly, Colas, Trigranit, GDF Suez, Panalpina, KMG International, Copisa Constructora Pirenaica
Contact: Gheorghe Buta, Senior Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paul Buta, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ SERMEDIC within the insolvency procedure of major Romanian pharmaceutical distributors
■ Asset Portfolio Servicing Romania, a member of APS Holding group in recovering many millions of Euros of commercial debt in a diverse type of cases
■ First Bank S.A. on the legal issues to recover important receivables during the insolvency procedure against one of the bank’s clients – the total amount claimed by the creditors is over EUR 5.5m
Key Clients: First Bank S.A., APS Holding, Aegean Airlines S.A., Damen Shipyards Group, Termoelectrica, Sermedic
Contact: Mihai Popa, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate/Infrastructure/PPP:
■ Buck Consultants (Administration & Investment) Limited on its relocation and corporate lease aspects in Romania
■ KAUFLAND on various real estate acquisitions in Romania during its expansion process
■ ADESGO on various matters concerning its real estates in Romania
Key Clients: Brookfield, Adesgo, Novares, Teconnex, CRH, Intercora, Kaufland, Buck Consultants, Trigranit, ING Real Estate, Sogeprom, Daimler, Grupo Lar, CAF, Italferr, European Investment Bank
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Monia Dobrescu, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
■ ENGIE Energy Management on compliance requirements for the sale and acquisition of gas on the bilateral market, in light of Romanian transparency requirements
■ SOLAR TURBINES EUROPE S.A., a Caterpillar company, on contract negotiations and implementation of the MOLDOVA Project: The development of a natural gas pipeline between Romania and Moldova
■ SUTECH on various contractual, public procurement and regulatory aspects relating to the “Enhancement of the Romanian transmission system between Onesti-Isaccea and reverse flow at Isaccea”, a TRANSGAZ SA Mediaş project
Key Clients: ENGIE (ex-GDF Suez), Electrica Furnizare, Repower, Nereo GreenCapital, Electromagnetica, Wellbore Integrity Solutions, Kraftanlagen Romania, Omya Calcita
Contact: Iulian Popescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Răzvan Stoicescu, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

EU & Antitrust:
■ Servier and its Romanian subsidiary Sermedic, in various matters related to its distribution system
■ A European leader in financing for individuals (the Bucharest branch), regarding Competition Council’s investigation on the financial leasing and consumer credit markets. The client was not sanctioned
■ The local subsidiary of a European dairy producer, in an antitrust litigation (final appeal phase) against a Competition Council decision, to annul the fine imposed with respect to anticompetitive agreements in the food retail sector in Romania
Key Clients: Daimler, Orange, Roche, McCann Erickson, Eli Lilly, SAB Miller, Servier, Rewe Romania, L’Oréal Romania
Contact: Paul Buta, Deputy Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]